Transportation Security Administration
A Homeland Security Department investigation finds that 73 airport workers got security clearance from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) even though the employees were on a terror watch list.
Department of Homeland Security investigators managed to sneak mock explosives and banned weapons through checkpoints in 95 percent of trials at Transportation Security Administration (TSA) checkpoints at the country’s busiest airports.
The Transportation Security Administration has released its annual report on the weapons found on carry-on bags at airports during the previous year.
New racial profiling guidelines being announced by the Obama administration would restrict the ability of the FBI and other law enforcement agencies to take into account religion, national origin and other characteristics during investigations. But they would exempt agents from the Department of Homeland Security who do border checks and screen passengers at airports, according to a U.S. official familiar with the plans.
The head of the Transportation Security Administration, John Pistole, said Thursday he will retire from government at the end of this year.
Teflon tape, molded plastic explosives and concealed handguns are all concealment tricks that a group of researchers were able to pull off on the Rapiscan Secure 1000 machines previously used at TSA checkpoints and currently used at courthouses, prisons and other government security stops.
The Transportation Security Administration found 1,813 firearms in travelers’ carry-on luggage last year, and as of the end of June 2014, TSA officials have already confiscated 1,025 firearms at U.S. security checkpoints.
Authorities say a man was allowed to board a flight from Washington to Atlanta after an unloaded handgun was confiscated from his carry-on bag.
A Baltimore woman has been cited for taking a stun gun past a security checkpoint at Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.
The Transportation Security Administration fee on nonstop flights will more than double to to $5.60 each way.